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Week Beginning 1st February 2021

Home Learning Monday 1st February 2021

Hello Year 6,

The first of February, another mathematically interesting date! Can you work out why?

What a wet weekend! I got myself covered in mud when I went out for a walk, even though I had prepared myself by putting on my wellies! I looked a little bedraggled when I got home but nothing that a hot chocolate didn’t cure!

Please find your learning tasks for today below.

Have a great day, stay safe,

Miss M

English:

Reading: Make sure that you are reading for at least 30 minutes a day and that you are completing your Lexia minutes.

Comprehension: I have set daily comprehension 2Dos this week. Make sure that you log in to Purple Mash every day to complete the work. If you are unable to access the online learning, please read the text and answer the questions from pages 10 and 11 of your CGP English Comprehension book. Make sure you add your answers to the Year 6 English Blog, so I can mark them. Remember to PEE!

SPAG: To explore simple and compound sentences

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-simple-and-compound-sentences-6hk3ed

Watch the video and pause it as necessary, when you are asked to complete a task. Which of the following sentences are compound sentences?

  1. I went to the shops and I went to the park.
  2. I went to the shop and park.
  3. Polar bears are strong swimmers and they are excellent hunters.
  4. Polar bears live in Canada and Greenland.
  5. Polar bears hunt alone, or in small groups.
  6. Polar bears must eat a huge amount, or they will freeze.

Log in to Purple Mash and send me the numbers of the compound sentences.

If you are unable to access this lesson, read the relevant pages in your English study book and complete the task above. Don’t forget to add your answer to the Year 6 English Blog.

Writing: Research Day 4. Write the answers to the questions below in your Home Learning book. You will need this information to support the writing of your report.

Distress calls:

At what time was the first distress call sent?

Who sent it? On whose orders?

Which vessels responded to the distress call?

How far away were they?

How long did they take to reach the Titanic?

Vessels in the vicinity of Titanic:

Which vessels did not respond to the distress call? Why not?

How far away were they?

Could they have reached the Titanic before she sank?

Full capacity of the lifeboats not utilised:

When was the first lifeboat launched?

How many lifeboats were launched?

Were all the lifeboats full?

Who was on board these lifeboats?

Handwriting/Spelling: Log in to Letter-join (www.letter-join.co.uk) and select Year 6. Choose the next word you need to work on, watch the animation and then write the word in your Home Learning book at least 5 times. Remember to use ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’. Please practise 3 words a day. If you do not know what the word means – make sure that you look it up or ask me!

Vocabulary: You will find this week’s Mrs Wordsmith’s words on the Year 6 English blog.

Maths:

Fluency: We will be completing this together on Zoom! If you are unable to access the Zoom meeting (or want to do a little bit more…), then please complete Section B of Exercise 7 from your CGP Mental Maths Workout book remembering to record your answers on the Year 6 Maths Blog so I can see and mark them.

Maths: Multiply by a two-digit number using long multiplication

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-by-a-two-digit-number-using-long-multiplication-75k3cc

Work through the lesson by watching the video and completing the questions set. Don’t forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the Year 6 Maths Blog!

If you are unable to access the lesson, please complete Page 20 from your CGP Maths Workout book. Complete any working out and record your answers in your Home Learning book before adding them to the Year 6 Maths Blog.

Keep practising your tables using TTRockstars! Keep practising your arithmetic using Numbots!

PSHCE

This term your topic is called ’All around me’. The fourth lesson is called: Help is on hand. Watch the video and complete the quiz. Don’t forget to post your score on our Spring Term 2021 – Year 6 blog on Purple Mash.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/help-is-on-hand-cgtpat

RE

This term you will be learning all about Sikhism. The fourth lesson is called: What are the holy scriptures of Sikhism? Watch the video and complete the quiz. Don’t forget to post your score on our Spring Term 2021 – Year 6 blog on Purple Mash.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-holy-scriptures-of-sikhism-6nhpce

 

Home Learning Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Hello Year 6,

So, did you work out what was special about the date? 1/2/21 – if you read the digits, it is palindromic in other words it reads the same forwards as it does backwards! It was great to see so many of you completing your comprehension work yesterday – well done!

Please find your learning tasks for today below.

Have a great day, stay safe,

Miss M

English:

Reading: Make sure that you are reading for at least 30 minutes a day and that you are completing your Lexia minutes.

Looking for something to read? Try the Oak Academy Library - https://library.thenational.academy/ - this week’s author is Sally Gardner.

Comprehension: I have set daily comprehension 2Dos this week. Make sure that you log in to Purple Mash every day to complete the work. If you are unable to access the online learning, please read the text and answer the questions from pages 10 and 11 of your CGP English Comprehension book. Make sure you add your answers to the Year 6 English Blog, so I can mark them. Remember to PEE!

SPAG:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-our-understanding-of-simple-and-compound-sentences-65gkje?activity=video&step=1

Which are the compound sentences?

The anglerfish eats fish and crustaceans.

The anglerfish can survive in ice-cold waters and it can see in the dark.

This creatures thrives in the dark, but not the light.

This strange species roams the depths, but it does not enter the shallows.

Humans should look after the environment, or the anglerfish will become extinct.

Humans should not pollute, or fish.

Write three compound sentences; one using but; one using or and one using and. If you are unable to access this lesson, read the relevant pages in your English study book and complete the task above. Don’t forget to add your answer to the Year 6 English Blog.

Writing: Sentence Stacking Day 11! Please read the instructions carefully and record your writing in your Home Learning book, remembering to use your best handwriting and to read back and check your work.

Handwriting/Spelling: Log in to Letter-join (www.letter-join.co.uk) and select Year 6. Choose the next word you need to work on, watch the animation and then write the word in your Home Learning book at least 5 times. Remember to use ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’. Please practise 3 words a day. If you do not know what the word means – make sure that you look it up or ask me!

Vocabulary: You will find this week’s Mrs Wordsmith’s words on the Year 6 English blog.

Maths:

Fluency: We will be completing this together on Zoom! If you are unable to access the Zoom meeting (or want to do a little bit more…), then please complete Section C of Exercise 7 from your CGP Mental Maths Workout book remembering to record your answers on the Year 6 Maths Blog so I can see and mark them.

Maths: Use formal written methods including long multiplication to solve a range of problems

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-formal-written-methods-including-long-multiplication-to-solve-a-range-of-problems-61j38r

Work through the lesson by watching the video and completing the questions set. Don’t forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the Year 6 Maths Blog!

If you are unable to access the lesson, please complete Page 21 from your CGP Maths Workout book. Complete any working out and record your answers in your Home Learning book before adding them to the Year 6 Maths Blog.

Keep practising your tables using TTRockstars! Keep practising your arithmetic using Numbots!

Science: What is the theory of evolution?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-the-theory-of-evolution-6ru32d

Follow the link above and complete the lesson – don’t forget to let me know how you do in the quiz. Answer the questions below and post your answers on the Year 6 Blog.

  1. When was Charles Darwin born?
  2. What was Darwin interested in?
  3. How old was he when he sailed on HMS Beagle?

Complete these sentences:

Darwin realised that different _____ seemed to have different ______that meant they were well suited to ________.

This helped him come up with the theory of _______.

PE: Join Joe Wicks for a workout!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOvqLXv88L4

Fancy some dancing for a change? Try this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYgIVc5Jvjg

 

Home Learning Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Hello Year 6,

Wow! Well done! You are all working so hard this week! I am so proud of all of you! You are all being Holdbrook Heroes!

Speaking of heroes, I hope you enjoyed beginning to learn about one of my heroes, Charles Darwin, a brave and fascinating man.

Please find your learning tasks for today below.

Have a great day, stay safe,

Miss M

English:

Reading: Make sure that you are reading for at least 30 minutes a day and that you are completing your Lexia minutes.

Looking for something to read? Try the Oak Academy Library - https://library.thenational.academy/ - this week’s author is Sally Gardner.

Comprehension: I have set daily comprehension 2Dos this week. Make sure that you log in to Purple Mash every day to complete the work. If you are unable to access the online learning, please read the text and answer the questions from pages 10 and 11 of your CGP English Comprehension book. Make sure you add your answers to the Year 6 English Blog, so I can mark them. Remember to PEE!

SPAG: Exploring complex sentences

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-complex-sentences-68wp8c

What’s wrong with these sentences? Correct them please.

As the little robin flew through the bitterly cold air it began to rain.

As the larger bird swooped down, the robin

As the little robin swiftly, the air turned colder and colder.

Create a sentence of your own following this structure:

As _____________, _____________.

(These sentences above are based on the film – Home for Christmas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCSgf9q71xw)

If you are unable to access this lesson, read the relevant pages in your English study book and complete the task above. Don’t forget to add your answer to the Year 6 English Blog.

Writing: Sentence Stacking Day 12! Please read the instructions carefully and record your writing in your Home Learning book, remembering to use your best handwriting and to read back and check your work.

Handwriting/Spelling: Log in to Letter-join (www.letter-join.co.uk) and select Year 6. Choose the next word you need to work on, watch the animation and then write the word in your Home Learning book at least 5 times. Remember to use ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’. Please practise 3 words a day. I think most of you should be ready to start the Pole to Pole 2 list. Remember if you do not know what the word means – make sure that you look it up or ask me!

Vocabulary: You will find this week’s Mrs Wordsmith’s words on the Year 6 English blog.

Maths:

Fluency: We will be completing this together on Zoom! If you are unable to access the Zoom meeting (or want to do a little bit more…), then please complete Section A of Exercise 8 from your CGP Mental Maths Workout book remembering to record your answers on the Year 6 Maths Blog so I can see and mark them.

Maths: Explore efficient mental strategies for division

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/explore-efficient-mental-strategies-for-division-crvp6e

Work through the lesson by watching the video and completing the questions set. Don’t forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the Year 6 Maths Blog!

If you are unable to access the lesson, please complete Page 22 from your CGP Maths Workout book. Complete any working out and record your answers in your Home Learning book before adding them to the Year 6 Maths Blog.

Keep practising your tables using TTRockstars! Keep practising your arithmetic using Numbots!

Science: How do fossils provide evidence for evolution?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-fossils-provide-evidence-for-evolution-6gt3ce

Follow the link above and complete the lesson – don’t forget to let me know how you do in the quiz. Complete the task below and post your answers on the Year 6 Blog.

There are 5 steps to fossil formation – write a sentence to describe each step.

E.g.

Step 1: An animal dies, its flesh decays and its skeleton starts to be buried by sediment.

Step 2:  and so on…

Geography: What are North America’s countries and physical features?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-north-americas-countries-and-physical-features-ctgked

In this lesson, you will be learning to locate North America, as well as the countries within North America, on a map.

Answer the questions below and post your answers on the Year 6 Blog.

  1. What are the two branches of geography called?
  2. How many countries are there in North America?
  3. Which is the largest country in North America?
  4. Which ocean surrounds North America in the west?
  5. Which ocean surrounds North America in the east?
     

Home Learning Thursday 4th February 2021

Hello Year 6,

Thank you to all of you who took up the ‘Palindromic’ challenge! It has been fascinating to see what you have found out. I also received some great science and geography work – well done.

Please find your learning tasks for today below.

Have a great day, stay safe,

Miss M

English:

Reading: Make sure that you are reading for at least 30 minutes a day and that you are completing your Lexia minutes.

Looking for something to read? Try the Oak Academy Library - https://library.thenational.academy/ - this week’s author is Sally Gardner.

Comprehension: I have set daily comprehension 2Dos this week. Make sure that you log in to Purple Mash every day to complete the work. As today is Thursday and we have comprehension timetabled, please also read the text and answer the questions from pages 10 and 11 of your CGP English Comprehension book. Make sure you add your answers to the Year 6 English Blog, so I can mark them. Remember to PEE!

SPAG: To develop understanding of complex sentences

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-understanding-of-complex-sentences-crtpar

Rewrite these sentences with the main clause at the beginning:

As furious thunder roared, the fishing boat was being violently tossed upon the stormy sea.

As the audacious robin flew into the heart of the storm, bolts of lightning zig zagged across the night sky.

As torrential rain lashed down, the howling wind grew stronger.

Correct these sentences:

Furious thunder roared overhead, as the brave robin flapped his wings with all his strength.

Strong winds as lightning flashed up above.

If you are unable to access this lesson, read the relevant pages in your English study book and complete the task above. Don’t forget to add your answer to the Year 6 English Blog.

Writing: Sentence Stacking Day 13! Please read the instructions carefully and record your writing in your Home Learning book, remembering to use your best handwriting and to read back and check your work.

Handwriting/Spelling: Log in to Letter-join (www.letter-join.co.uk) and select Year 6. Choose the next word you need to work on, watch the animation and then write the word in your Home Learning book at least 5 times. Remember to use ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’. Please practise 3 words a day. Remember if you do not know what the word means – make sure that you look it up or ask me!

Vocabulary: You will find this week’s Mrs Wordsmith’s words on the Year 6 English blog.

Maths:

Fluency: We will be completing this together on Zoom! If you are unable to access the Zoom meeting (or want to do a little bit more…), then please complete Section B of Exercise 8 from your CGP Mental Maths Workout book remembering to record your answers on the Year 6 Maths Blog so I can see and mark them.

Maths: Use formal written methods for short division

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-the-formal-written-method-for-short-division-chh64c

Work through the lesson by watching the video and completing the questions set. Don’t forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the Year 6 Maths Blog!

If you are unable to access the lesson, please complete Page 23 from your CGP Maths Workout book. Complete any working out and record your answers in your Home Learning book before adding them to the Year 6 Maths Blog.

Keep practising your tables using TTRockstars! Keep practising your arithmetic using Numbots!

French:

Please log in to Purple Mash and check your ‘2Dos’. This week we are going to start learning the French words for objects that you would find in a classroom. The first 2Do introduces the new vocabulary and the second 2Do then tests you on that vocabulary. Bonne chance!

Computing:

Yippee! It’s my weekly gaming day! I have set some more coding 2Dos for you to complete – please no more cars and lorries running red lights!

PE:

Joe is waiting for you to join him for a workout! Trainers on and follow the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oghd99FTX4c

Fancy something a little more relaxing? What about a Yoga class… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM5MGLMNN_E

 

Home Learning Friday 5th February 2021

Hello Year 6,

Another fabulous day’s work – well done Year 6! Your French is improving tremendously and this week no lives were harmed during your coding session!

Please find your learning tasks for today below.

Have a great weekend, stay safe,

Miss M

English:

Reading: Make sure that you are reading for at least 30 minutes a day and that you are completing your Lexia minutes.

Looking for something to read? Try the Oak Academy Library - https://library.thenational.academy/ - this week’s author is Sally Gardner.

Comprehension: I have set daily comprehension 2Dos this week. Make sure that you log in to Purple Mash every day to complete the work. As today is Thursday and we have comprehension timetabled, please also read the text and answer the questions from pages 10 and 11 of your CGP English Comprehension book. Make sure you add your answers to the Year 6 English Blog, so I can mark them. Remember to PEE!

SPAG: To develop understanding of complex sentences

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-understanding-of-complex-sentences-crtpar

A relative clause is a type of subordinate clause. Using the relative pronouns which and who compete the sentences below.

The bird heard loud thunder, which ________________.

Luckily, the injured robin was picked up by the kind fisherman, who _____________.

A huge wave crashed into the robin, who ________________.

The robin, who _____________, was swept on board a nearby fishing boat.

If you are unable to access this lesson, read the relevant pages in your English study book and complete the task above. Don’t forget to add your answer to the Year 6 English Blog.

Writing: Research Day 5! Write the answers to the questions below in your Home Learning book. You will need this information to support the writing of your report.

Number of lifeboats:

As a result of the disaster, what changed about the provision of lifeboats on board ships?

Assignment of lifeboats:

What training do the crew of a ship have to undergo?

What do all passengers have to know and rehearse?

Searchlights:

What did the inquiry recommend regarding searchlights?

Firing of rockets for distress only:

How did the law change regarding the use of rockets on board ships?

Handwriting/Spelling: Log in to Letter-join (www.letter-join.co.uk) and select Year 6. Choose the next word you need to work on, watch the animation and then write the word in your Home Learning book at least 5 times. Remember to use ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’. Please practise 3 words a day. Remember if you do not know what the word means – make sure that you look it up or ask me!

Vocabulary: You will find this week’s Mrs Wordsmith’s words on the Year 6 English blog.

Maths:

Fluency: We will be completing this together on Zoom! If you are unable to access the Zoom meeting (or want to do a little bit more…), then please complete Section C of Exercise 8 from your CGP Mental Maths Workout book remembering to record your answers on the Year 6 Maths Blog so I can see and mark them.

Maths: Use formal written methods of long division to solve appropriate calculations

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/use-the-formal-written-method-of-long-division-to-solve-appropriate-calculations-c8wk0c

Work through the lesson by watching the video and completing the questions set. Don’t forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the Year 6 Maths Blog!

If you are unable to access the lesson, please complete Page 24 from your CGP Maths Workout book. Complete any working out and record your answers in your Home Learning book before adding them to the Year 6 Maths Blog.

Keep practising your tables using TTRockstars! Keep practising your arithmetic using Numbots!

Music: Exploring 6 beats in a bar

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-6-beats-in-a-bar-c5jpce

Art: An introduction to photography

I have loved seeing your sketches over the last few weeks but I thought it was time for a change and since I know that you have access to devices with cameras, photography seemed the obvious choice. In this lesson, you will be learning some camera basics, observing and reflecting on photographs and their story, and investigating your space as photographers.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/an-introduction-to-photography-6wrkct

Don’t forget to add yours to the Year 6 Art Blog.

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